Perhaps it's the Italian in me, but I would argue that even just a touch of almond can elevate a baked good in much the same way that vanilla or cardamom can.Read More
Liguria, the province of Italy where the sea meets the mountains, the palaces and forts proudly remind of an ancient time, and the colourful houses are scattered among lush greenery. The Ligurian cuisine reflects this beauty with a focus on aromatic herbs, such as basil...Read More
These cinnamon stars (zimtsterne in German) are chewy, nutty, spicy and have an airy crunch from the meringue, which then softly melts away. If you close your eyes, you may feel like you are sitting in front of a crackling wood fire, bundled up...Read More
If I could sum up Italian cuisine in one word, it would be this one: simple.
I have had countless conversations on the topic of the true Italian cuisine, which differs greatly from the kind of food we see outside of Italy that is typically called "Italian". Most dishes revolve around a few key ingredients...Read More
Syrniki are a type of pancake from Ukrainian cuisine, made from curd cheese (tvorog or syr). Traditionally, syrniki would be a sweet breakfast dish, served with sour cream, honey, jam, or raisins. In this case, I have decided to turn them savoury!Read More
Sicilia: diversely captivating, rough around the edges, tremendously sensual.
In short, this is Sicily to me. One cannot visit Sicily without becoming overwhelmed by the landscape, the people, the history, and of course, the food. Start off the day with...Read More
The season of Italian plums, or prugne, has begun. Finding the little yellow, purple, and red gems amongst the green leafy lettuces and bursting tomatoes is like stumbling upon a treasure. Still young, these plums are tart and sour with a hint of sweetness. Just the way I like them, and a perfect accompaniment to a lightly sweet crisp.Read More
I like baking with real, natural ingredients. Those that express their true colours and flavours, no matter how pale or subtle they may be.Read More
It is true that stuffed cabbage appears in different forms in various cultures -- however, no culture regards it as highly as the Ukrainian. Every corner of Ukraine has created their own version of golubtsi...Read More